BREAKING: Healthcare Bill Vote Pushed Until After Recess
The Senate has pushed the vote for a healthcare bill until after the August recess. President Barack Obama had pushed for a vote before Senate and House members went on vacation.
Apparently, the Senate hasn’t been able to reach an agreement on a final bill that could go to the floor.
ABC News reports:
The timeline the president had hoped for was deemed unrealistic today as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said a Senate version of health care reform won’t come to a vote before the break. Reid instead laid out new plans, saying the Senate Finance Committee would vote on its pieces of the measure before the break and he would then work on marrying that bill with the proposal to come out of a separate Senate health panel.
However, the House version may still be on track:
On the other side of Capitol Hill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters today that a House bill is on schedule. Pelosi admitted there are issues that need to be resolved but expressed confidence that they could be ironed out in the next 48 hours.